Thank goodness my luck turned around on Tuesday. I was able to make this layout. While it isn't my favorite - it is much more decent then the trash that was coming out of the craft room on Monday. The layout mainly features papers from Simple Stories' Fabulous collection. The teal wood grain paper is by Bella Blvd. The photos are of my daughter helping her godmother cook breakfast.
The wooden buttons and felt pieces are from American Crafts. The alpha stickers for the word "1st" are from My Little Shoebox.
HELPFUL TIP! If you are like me and find it impossible to get your mini alphas properly lined up AND you like for them to be inked around the edges - this tip may help you! I lined them up close to the edge of a scrap sheet of paper, cut them out as a whole, and inked the edges. Voila! They were much easier to play around with on the layout.
On another note...the above came in the mail yesterday. I have no excuse not to scrap the photos from the day my daughter was born now! After searching high and low - I found the collection PERFECT for the photos (despite it being a much older collection). Now I just need to DO IT. These are my most prized photos, though. They are so very special to me. I am having a very hard time coming to terms with scrapping them because I just want the layout to be as perfect as it possibly can be. Does anyone else have photos that you just find hard to scrapbook because of how much they mean to you?